Where to Place a Tie Pin?
During my lectures lately at the “Leadership Forum” in Istanbul a fellow lecturer asked me to replace my tie pin by suggesting a different place. His suggestion aroused me to find an answer to the title of this buzz. Some questions seem simple; they aren’t.
It is amazing how findings in science extend to where we should place a tie pin. The suggestion of my fellow reminded me of a similar question- where to place the dash of an F letter. What is the best place for the dash and why? You can see the dash almost in the middle of the F letter as WinWord suggests.
If we treat a tie pin as the dash in the tie, then is it best to place it in the middle? What science says?
In fact, the answer is simply no. We know from Fibonacci numbers and the resulting Golden ratio is that the most eye-appealing place should be in accordance with the Golden Ratio. It is best 0.38 and 0.62 (total of 1). The dash and tie pin accordingly should be placed at 0.38 or 0.62 from the top of the F letter and the tie pin.
The original F and the modified F with the dash moved closer to the top
Which of the two Fs appear more appearing to the eye? It was interesting to Google for the term where to place the tie pin. One reference I found reads “The rule is simple: It goes between the third and fourth buttons of your dress shirt". So, the advice is to place the pin almost 0.62 from the top of the tie. I am not in fashions, but if I were a pin tie with the word leadership imprinted on it because I am lecturing on leadership and I want the pin to be visible. When I attach the buttons of my jacket during my lecture and socializing I want the word leadership to be apparent. For practical reasons I prefer to place the tie pin at 0.38 from the top of the tie because it shall always be exposed to the eyes.
The 0.38 Ratio is applied in buildings to give them a better aesthetic view. You can see this One example is the image below.
The interconnections between sciences is amazingly extensible to fashions and all facets of our lives.
Where do you place your tie pin?Added after publishing:
Dear Debasish Majumder wrote a beautiful poem post to publishing this buzz. An image in the buzz attracted my attention. His use of the word dash prompted me to ask if we should be thinking 0.38% of the time of the past and the remaining).62% of the time of the future (or, vice versa). Between the two opposites where should we focus our attention? I reproduce the image with modification to illustrate my inquiry. Any thoughts on this idea?